New York. Following the successful "eve" event, the inventor of the car presented three further world premieres on the first press day of the NYIAS 2019: on display for the first time in the Big Apple were the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and the EQC Edition.

The world's public was given its first glimpse of the new GLS – the largest and most luxurious SUV from Mercedes-Benz. The S-Class of SUVs offers more of everything: more space, more comfort, more luxury. The effortlessly superior presence of its exterior is down to its imposing dimensions which have increased yet further. The E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL active suspension on 48-volt basis offers outstanding suspension comfort, agile handling and a high degree of off-road capability. The GLS has the latest generation of [...]

From Foxnews.com:  Mercedes-Benz already has seven SUVs in its lineup, but it looks as if it has one more ready to squeeze its way in. Well, more like muscle its way in.

The Concept GLB debuting at the Shanghai Auto Show is a sneak peek at a likely future compact crossover utility with rugged features and some off-road capability.

The seven-passenger vehicle is sized between the GLA and GLC and has boxier and bulkier styling than either of them. From its black fender flares to its pronounced rocker panels and raised ride height, it appears to be from an alternate future where Daimler-Chrysler never broke up and Jeep merged with [...]

Affalterbach. Sporty, stylish, intelligent and dynamic: The new CLA 35 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption 7.3-7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 167-164 g/km)[1] is the latest point of entry to the world of Mercedes-AMG and is more strongly lifestyle-oriented. The four-door coupé shares the progressive technology with the A-Class produced in Affalterbach, but is even bolder with its iconic design and the intelligent MBUX interior assistant. The agile high torque 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine delivers 225 kW (306 hp), which is variably distributed to all four wheels via the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the all-wheel drive. The sporty driving performance (acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) is linked with a wide spread of the driving experience - from very sporty to comfortable on long journeys.

"With its iconic design and agile driving dynamics, the new [...]

From ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com:  Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. celebrated the 35th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States.

Isuzu Truck of America Inc. was founded on March 21, 1984, and the first Isuzu truck arrived in the United States in November of that year. The KS22 model had no tilt cab and was powered by an 87-hp engine.

The KS22 was quickly embraced by American truck buyers who were looking for durability, dependability and low cost of ownership in a medium-duty truck. In 1986, a little over a year after its stateside launch, Isuzu became the best-selling low-cab-forward truck in the United States, a position it has maintained ever since — an unprecedented 32 consecutive years.

Today, Isuzu trucks command 73 percent of the class 3-5 U.S. LCF [...]

Melbourne, March 15, 2019: For the upcoming F1 season, beginning March 17, Marriott International is revving up and expanding its marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The big winners will be the members of Marriott’s newly renamed travel program Marriott Bonvoy, which replaced Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).

“Our marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team will give Marriott Bonvoy members, many of whom are fans of the team, the opportunity to pursue their passion for the sport,” said Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer, Marriott International.

Among some of the money-can’t-buy experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments – the travel program’s experiential platform – that members will be able to bid on with their Marriott Bonvoy points are:

  • Spending the night on the exclusive Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport luxury yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix and enjoying full hospitality during race weekend.
  • Being [...]

Mercedes gets an A for safety

February 25th, 2019

From www.autocar.co.nz:  The AMI Safety Award recognises the safest car released during the past year. This is based on how the vehicles fared in local crash testing, reviewing the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) results. And this year the winner was the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

They were many cars scoring excellent safety marks in 2018 but for cumulative score, taking into account child protection (91 per cent), safety assist features (73 per cent) and vulnerable road user protection (92 per cent), it was the Mercedes A-Class that produced the best overall performance. With a total of 352 points it edged out the Corolla and T-Roc by reasonable margins.

As James Goodwin, the Chief Executive of ANCAP commented, the A-Class “achieved the highest ever Vulnerable Road User Protection rating, and equalled the highest [...]

JCB skid steer loaders, built at the company’s North American headquarters in Pooler, have received a 2019 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award.  The award recognizes JCB machines for commanding higher resale values than competing skid steers after five years of ownership.

Garrett Schemmel, vice president at EquipmentWatch, explained that the annual awards help buyers understand the best performing machines.

“The program is also designed to recognize manufacturers for building these higher quality, durable, and cost-friendly machines that power our industry,” said Schemmel.
Richard Fox-Marrs, president and CEO of JCB North America, credited the company’s 600-strong, Pooler-based workforce for the recognition.

“It takes skilled and dedicated people to build and support construction machines that excel on tough construction projects and in harsh conditions, and then command high resale values. This award is testimony not just to the JCB team’s expertise, but to the care and attention they put into every skid steer that [...]

From www.automotiveworld.com: Suzuki GB PLC has been ranked as the best car brand in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) for January 2019. A national measure of sentiment across the country, the research asks 45,000 consumers to rate their experiences of dealing with nearly 260 different companies across 13 sectors, including those in the motor industry.

With an improved overall Index score of 83, compared to 81.5 last year, this allowed Suzuki to climb 29 places versus the 2018 Index to 15th position across the 259 Companies measured and to 1st place for any of the 24 vehicle manufacturers listed. The average Automotive CSI score was 78.9 placing Suzuki way ahead and it is also Suzuki’s best ever result since the customer satisfaction barometer made its debut in 2008.

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From www.AutomotiveWorld.com: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has won two prizes at the 2019 Company Car Today awards. The new A-Class was named the ‘Car of the Year’, as well as the ‘Premium Lower Medium Car of the Year’.

The A-Class was praised for its interior comfort, innovative technology and low running costs.

Paul Barker, editor of Company Car Today, said: “The A-Class will break new ground in the company car marketplace this spring when the tax-busting efficient new RDE2-compliant engines join the range, but they build on the foundation the new A-Class has already established in terms of classy design, high-quality cabin, advanced technology and top-line residual values.

“It’s a powerful combination that has set new levels for premium small cars, and the fact that Mercedes is the first company [...]

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